§ 40.1-25-2. Definitions.
(a) "Facility rendering care or treatment" means and includes, but is not limited to, public and private hospitals, community residences as defined by § 40.1-24.5-1, shelter care facilities, board and care facilities, group homes, nursing homes, and other congregate living facilities for mentally ill individuals.
(b) "Mentally ill individual" means an individual:
(1) Who has a significant mental illness or emotional impairment, as determined by a mental health professional qualified under the laws and regulations of the state; and
(2) Who is an inpatient or resident in a facility as defined in subsection (a).
(P.L. 1988, ch. 275, § 1.)